PHILADELPHIA (AMMON) OF THE DECAPOLIS, COMMODUS AE
Spijkerman 32, Rosenberger 35, Very Fine, 21.2mm, 7.59 grams
Obverse: Λ ΑΥΡ ΚΟΜΜΟΔΟΣ ΚΑΙΣ around bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Commodus to right
Reverse: Draped and veiled bust of Astarte (Asteria) to right, ΦΙΛ Κ ΣΥ ΘΕΑ ΑΣΤΕΡΙΑ around
A Very RARE coin, missing from most collections!
Philadelphia (now Amman) was originally known as Rabbath Ammon (the Capital of Ammon) in the Bible, subsequently called just Ammon.